The Calgary Stampede was the highlight of our summers when I was a child. Attending the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth was convenient because we lived on a farm south of the city. Our family certainly knew how to get the most out of the greatly anticipated event without spending much money.
After we found a shady bench and ate the lunch we’d packed, an ice cream cone topped off a satisfying day. Then, footsore and sometimes even a little sunburned, we’d trudge back to the truck parked what seemed like a mile away. By 5 o’clock, we’d be back at the farm in time to milk the cows.
How I wish we could get together and do it all again.
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